Bible Study Opportunity
There is a "BLT" Bible Study (Bible and Lunch Together) being offered on
Mondays from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the food court of the Empire Plaza Concourse in Albany.
The study is led by Dean Leander Harding and Deacon Sue Plaske of the Cathedral of All Saints. For more
information, contact the Cathedral office by clicking
Office Manager/Rector's Assistant
St. Stephen's Church,
16 Elsmere Ave., Delmar, NY 12054 is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Office Manager and Rector's
assistant. The ideal candidate must be well-organized and possess proficiency with computers, the internet,
and standard office equipment. The Office Manager is responsible for production of parish communication
materials including bulletins, newsletters, schedules, etc. S/he would also assist the Rector in keeping
the records and files of the church, keeping the Church calendar up-to-date including building usage, and
would provide office coverage. For a full job description, to apply, or with questions, please contact Fr.
Scott Garno at (518) 439-3265 or email him by clicking
Youth Programs Aide
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center,
575 Burton Rd., Greenwich, NY 12834 is seeking full time and/or part-time employees to work with day care
and school-aged children. Flexible hours are available with competitive pay. The successful candidate
must love working with children and be willing to be subject to a background check. For more information,
contact Daniel Hyde,Youth Programs Director, by calling (518) 692-9550 x 114 or clicking
If you or someone you know is ready to transition from independent living, you
should know about
36 Pawling Ave, Troy, NY 12180. Offering its residents independent apartments and three family-style
meals each day, Canterbury House is home to a diverse group of people who enjoy community as well as
privacy. Clergy of our Diocese serve in Canterbury House’s Chapel of Christ the King, and people of our
Diocese serve as the House’s Board, keeping the House a ministry and fortifying its Christian character.
Canterbury House is an excellent option for seniors on fixed incomes. For more information, click
or email Chris Coman, Director, by clicking
Church of the Good Shepherd,
26 Moyer St, Canajoharie, NY 13317 is hosting a dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd at
2:00 p.m. All are welcome to come and feast! There will only be one sitting and reservations are
required because space is limited. To reserve your spot, call Mtr. Ginny Ogden at (518) 673-3440.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Each year the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is observed worldwide from
January 18th to the 25th. The idea that gave birth to this observance came from an Episcopal priest, Fr.
Paul Wattson, the founder of the Society of the Atonement, also known as the Graymoor Friars and Sisters.
With the terrible division and resurgence of hate groups in our nation, the observance of this week takes
on even greater importance in order to witness that Jesus's prayer is "That they all may be one." A sample
"2018 Week of Prayer Sample Kit" is available from Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. This kit will
provide all you need to plan an observance of the Week of Prayer in your area. To get your kit, mail a
check for $7.00 made out to Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute with "2018 Week of Prayer
Sample Kit" in the memo line to Week of Prayer, Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute,
Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, Route 9 - P.O. Box 300, Garrison, NY 10524-0300. You may also order
the kit online by clicking
An Advent Taizé Service will be held on Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30
37 Division St, Amsterdam, NY 12010. A Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted prayers,
meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and icons. There is no preaching. The style of
prayer practiced at Taizé has attracted many worshipers from around the globe and from many
different denominations. The prayers consist of "short chants, repeated again and again," according to an
introduction in a Taizé songbook. The words are sung over many times.
Lunch and Lavender
Join St. Michael's Women's Ministry for a luncheon on Wednesday, December
13 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at
49 Killean Park, Albany, NY 12205. There will be a review of some special areas of Lavender Springs
retreat "where women rest in God’s faithfulness," a lite lunch, and a lavender shoppe where you can get
some of your Christmas shopping done with Lavender Farms, an all natural Washington County lavender farm
with nearly 5,000 lavender plants. They will teach some things about lavender and they are offering a
full line of farm-produced lavender bath and body products, culinary lavender, and lavender pollen honey
from their 14 hives! Look forward to a day of wonderful fellowship, faith and lavender! All are welcome,
please ask your friends! For more information, please call (518) 869-6417 or email St. Michael's by
here. for more information.
Sisters of St. Mary
While Christ the King Center is closed for Thanksgiving, the Sisters are open
for anyone who wants a quiet holiday of prayer at St. Mary's Convent. Their Thanksgiving Day schedule is
7:30 a.m. Matins, 8:00 a.m. Mass, Noon Prayers followed by a Thanksgiving Day feast, and 5:30 p.m.
Vespers followed by a non-silent supper.
Healing Center at CtK
Healing Service Preacher - Rt. Rev. William Love
The Guest Preacher for the Service of Healing at
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
on Tuesday, November 28th will be the Rt. Rev. William Love, our Bishop. You can
read his full bio
The Healing service includes inspirational music and praise, powerful testimonies about the healing power
of Jesus Christ, and phenomenal teaching and preaching. At the end of the service, the Sacrament of
Reconciliation is available as well as personal ministry with a prayer team. Individual Prayer Sessions
are also offered by appointment for those who would like to receive more intensive prayer ministry. The
service begins at 10 a.m. in the Oratory Chapel. A
buffet lunch is available for purchase ($11 including tax) in the dining room of the Welcome Center
beginning at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.
An Advent Retreat entitled Come, Lord Jesus will be hosted on
Friday, December 8th through Saturday, December 9th at
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center.
For more information, click
6th Annual Turkey Trot
The 6th Annual St. George's School Turkey Trot Antonio "Tony" Lauria Memorial
5K will be held Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday November 23rd at St. George's School 912 Route 146
Clifton Park NY. The warm up begins at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K run/walk begins at 8:00 a.m. with a
Kids Run following the race at approximately 9:00 a.m. Register
by November 15th for a t-shirt. On-line registration is $25. Registration on the day of the run is $30,
and the Kids Run is $5.00. Proceeds will benefit St. George's School. St. George's offers a range of
programs from preschool beginning at 3 years to full day K-1 elementary programs. Please call (518)
280-7196 for more information.
Knockerball Soccer Game
St. Luke's on the Hill
invites you to come out for a Knockerball Soccer game on Friday, November 24 from 11:00 a.m. until
3:00 p.m. at Halfmoon Town Soccer Fields, Harris Road and Route 236 in the town of Halfmoon. This
game is a fundraiser for St. Luke's Recovery Resource Center, a ministry of St. Luke's that provides
meeting space for groups recovering from the disease of addiction and sponsors a Speakers’ Series every
other month. At the Knockerball Soccer Game, teams of three to six people will compete with like opponents
for one hour. Substitutes may be utilized. Teams pay $150.00 to register. Food will be available at the
game site. For more information or to register, call Mark Polsinello at (518) 441-6634.
On Wednesday evenings in December,
St. James' Church,
172 Ottawa St, Lake George, NY 12845 will present an Advent study based on the movie It's a Wonderful
Life. The study will include Bible verses that coordinate with certain scenes from the movie. A soup
supper will be provided. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. with the program following.
Advent Quiet Day
The Episcopal Churches of the Adirondack Mission will be holding an Advent
Quiet Day at the Church of the Good Shepherd, NYS Route 9, Chestertown on Saturday December 16th from
9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The program will be based on the book Simply Wait by Pamela Hawkins.
The themes will be anticipation, hope, patience and obedience as Christmas arrives. There will be ample
time for prayer, meditation and journaling. A simple soup and bread lunch will be provided along with
refreshments. All are welcome. Please RSVP to Fr. John Cairns by calling (518) 494-3314 or by emailing
the Rev. Nancy Goff at
Lessons and Carols
Enrich your Advent season by attending one of these Lessons and Carols services
around the diocese. Here's a list of some of the events happening outside of the normal Sunday worship
Sunday, December 3rd, 3:00 p.m.
41 Washington St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Lessons and Carols sung by the Schola Cantorum. A reception
Sunday, December 3rd, 4:00 p.m.
46 River St, Cooperstown, NY 13326, Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols. A reception, congregation's
Slow Cooker Cook-Off and Advent wreath making (no donation asked) follows the service in the Parish Hall.
All are welcome!
Sunday, December 17th, 3:00 p.m.
Cathedral of All Saints,
62 South Swan St., Albany, NY 12210, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, sung by the Cathedral
Choir of Men & Boys.
Sunday, December 17th and Monday, December 18th, 7:30
Note Sunday time change!
15 W High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, A Festival of Lessons and Carols from Celtic and American traditions
with music by John Kirk and Trish Miller. Nursery care will be available on Sunday. A reception with
festive refreshments will follow.
Tuesday, December 19th, 10:00 a.m.
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center,
575 Burton Rd., Greenwich, NY 12834, in the Chapel of St. Michael and All Angels, Lessons and Carols.
Is your church having a Lessons and Carols (or some other special Advent/Christmas service) outside the
Sunday morning worship time not listed here? Send the date, time, place, and any other relevant details so
it can be included in this list by clicking